How old were the great composers when they wrote their masterpieces?

At what age did Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and others compose their most famous pieces? Our infographic reveals all - and you might be surprised.

How old were the great composers when they wrote t

We couldn't resist taking a look at when a few of the greatest musical minds penned works that shook the world of classical music to its core - and changed it for the better.

While Mozart had already written ten symphonies before he'd hit his teens, Richard Strauss continued to write well into his twilight years, hitting the compositional ball firmly out of the park with his ethereal Four Last Songs.

Click on the image above to get a closer look at exactly how old history's greatest composers were when they made their name.

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